Hello, my name is Debra Trappen.
I am the Founder and Head Conversation Igniter of this wonderfully collaborative Fire Up Conference and Fundraiser: Speak Your Truth Now.
It was inspired by my online and local communities having fierce, passionate conversations about ways to build up our own confidence to step into and share our own truths, as well as lead and guide the next generation to do the same.
This event is my way of providing a platform for people to collaborate, share their stories, and inspire others to confidently speak their own truths, as well as take action in these changing times to create the ripples of change we all seek!
Together, we will talk through these questions:
1. What does speaking your truth mean to you?
2. What holds/held you back from speaking your truth?
3. What happened when you told your truth?
The vision is for these conversations to inspire and equip you to:
Know YOUR truth
Speak YOUR truth
Believe YOUR truth
Most of the time, when we are confronted with telling others who we are or how we truly feel, there are emotions and questions roaring inside us.
What will people think about me if I tell them my truth?
Will my partner/spouse still love me or want to leave?
Will my friends accept it or laugh at me?
How about when all of this happens ONLINE?
For others, figuring out WHAT stops us from stepping into our truths is where we are…
What if our truth is speaking out about how someone is crossing a boundary we have?
What if it is uncomfortable – how do we do to stand strong and avoid nervous laughter?
The “Conversation Igniters” will do their very best to equip you to confidently step up and speak your truth at home, work, and everywhere in between.
Each session and speaker will accomplish this by:
~sharing stories that represent their experiences
~giving strong calls to action on how you recognize and share your own truths and stories
~showing, by example, how the confidence to step into their truth and speak UP changed lives (including their own)
~sparking conversations between you, your loved ones, and your community about the things that mean the most to you
We will also have special guests pop in to share their insights on what speaking your truth means to them!
Proceeds will be donated to Faith House, a domestic violence crisis center and shelter.